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If you are looking to get into Silverlight this is a great intro book. Frank Lavigne starts the book out by getting you involved in the code right away and we try and keep the working code methodology through out. If you learn by doing then you will benefit from the book!
Mad Laumann has a new post up about the development progress of his game Little Longhorn, a tower defense game written for XNA and Silverlight using the SilverSprite framework. I have been following his progress with the game and have been able to play the early versions of it (both XNA and Silverlight) and have found it quite fun and challenging. The game has grown quite a bit over the last few months with game play and graphics improving all the time. Needless to say Mads is becoming an authority on XNA/Silverlight combination platform development so be sure to check out his blog A Silverlight Playground.